Friday, June 15, 2012

Sounds of the night

Sounds of the night

By May Kwek

In the city day or night
There’ll always be sounds and bright lights
Because a city never sleeps
Except in darkness true and deep

On the roads a car horns
And trains run from night till morn
Occasionally you even hear a bird
Woken up by some dreadful hurt

Or there is the buzz of moving traffic
Which is never quietly static
Or maybe even a jet plane
Flying through the sky lanes

Perhaps the arguments of a couple
Upstairs causing a lot of trouble
Or downstairs where a stray cat
Has gotten a dog barking mad

No the sounds of the night
Are not crickets, frogs and the like
But the sounds of a city still alive
And buzzing like a noisy hive

Copyright © 2012 by May Kwek

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